6 Dec 1983 - 15 May 2012
In honor of our son Master Mitt-Chai Lenix, the Mitt Lenix Hero Fund has been setup as a Non Profit Corporation in conjunction with the family and friends of the Lenix Family to keep alive the legacy of our son’s giving and caring ways, along with his desire to build a more peaceful world!
Over the years many students have passed through the doors of UNIVERSAL MARTIAL ARTS and have embraced a positive direction in life. Throughout Master Mitt's lifetime he personally taught and mentored 100's of students and showed love and compassion to countless more in our community and throughout the world.
PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS AND TO KEEP OUR SON'S LEGACY ALIVE! THANK YOU!
HERO FUND MISSION:
To help those who are seeking to help themselves, by giving them the tools and assistance to becoming the best they can be. To provide a service to the community to continue the legacy of positivity and giving to create a better world. To demonstrate love and compassion in the true spirit of Martial Arts.
Dear Family, Friends and All,
We want to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support that you have shown to us and for the generous donations that have been sent in to keep Master Mitt's Legacy alive. We thank you and want you to know that the Hero Fund is fully operational and began helping others in Master Mitt's name within the first week after his untimely death.
*The first person to receive a scholarship from the Mitt Lenix Hero fund is a 10 year old girl named Tasia. Tasia has had a rough life, with a father in prison and having found her mother dead of an overdose, her life was headed nowhere fast. Then a soldier in the US Army and his family took her in as a ward of the court. They have been showing her the love and support that she so desperately needed. We decided to help them help her and have selected her to receive the very first scholarship in honor of our son. Scholarship for 1 Yr of Martial Arts classes $1140.00
*On Sunday June 24th we went to visit the mother of the young man that was struck by the police car in pursuit of our son's murderer. She was extremely depressed and was totally heartbroken as may be expected. She also was having difficulty making ends meet and could not even afford to pay for her son's funeral, so we donated $1000.00 dollars to help her through these hard times. We are sure that is what our son would have done if he were here. Please pray for Ms. Anne Marie during her difficult time.
*The next Martial Arts scholarship was awarded to Farez Pharmar of Guardian Martial Arts in Lawrenceville GA. Farez was selected by Master Terry Millwood as the most deserving student with a sincere heart dedicated to learning the martial arts. Scholarship $1000.00
*The Hero Fund also helped two soldiers of the Georgia National Guard who are unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. We authorized a hardship grant of $500.00 for one and $200.00 for the other to assist them with expenses. This was a gift of love to a couple warriors who had served with Master Mitt and has served our country with honor. It was the least we could do for two of Americas finest. It has been requested that their names remain anonymous.
*Five deserving students at Universal Martial Arts received HERO FUND LEGACY Academic Scholarships of $1000.00 each. Recipients were Joshua Nogal, Christian Nogal, Julian Nogal, Jeff Cantilang and Brandon Cantilang. The money is to be used to start their college fund. Yet another way that Master Mitt's Legacy continues.
*Recently The Hero Fund helped the Maroney Family, The family of one of our longtime and loyal students with a Hardship Grant of $500.00 after the father lost his job and needed help meeting family expenses.
* The Hero Fund donated $300 to the Children's Cancer Research Center in the Name of Master Mitt-Chai Lenix.
The Hero/Mitt Lenix memorial fund has managed to help a very diverse group of people in our community and continues to spread the loving caring spirit of our son Master Mitt Lenix. We will continue to see that deserving individuals, who are willing to help themselves get a much needed helping hand and not a hand out.
MORE PEOPLE HELPED BY THE MITT LENIX HERO FUND IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2012!
*We have recently assisted several more people through the Hero Fund!
**Ms Darlene Dawson was awarded a $500.00 Hardship grant.
**The Williams family was given a $100.00 gift to help them with expenses after the birth of their daughter.
**Ericko Borrero received a $1000.00 scholarship to assist him in his Pre-Dental schooling at the University of Florida.
OCTOBER 2012 HERO FUND RECIPIENTS!
* Anastasia, Red Belt at Stockbridge Taekwondo, receives $540.00 scholarship for Martial Arts Training. We continue to help others from all walks of life and even other Martial Arts Schools.
*October 23rd. SSG Mark Dingess (GA National Guard) and his daughter Anna Marie awarded a $1460.00 grant to study the Martial Arts at UMA
NOVEMBER 2012. THE HERO FUND RECENTLY DONATED $300.00 FROM THE SALE OF OUR VAN TO HELP A NEEDY FAMILY PURCHASE AN AUTOMOBILE,
*We also donated from the hero fund $100.00 to help Anna Marie pay for her transportation to Columbus , Ohio for her follow up visits with the medical team.
DECEMBER 2012. THE HERO FUND RECENTLY PROVIDED AN ADDITIONAL $400.00 SCHOLARSHIP TO ERICKO BORRERO FOR HIS EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FL.
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AWARDED FOR 2012 $14.040.00
JANUARY 2013, The Hero Fund sponsored Mr. Devin Reynolds and Mr. Logan Roberts for 1 year of classes @ $1140,00 ea =$2280.00
MARCH 2013, The Hero Fund sponsored two studens for their promotion tests, Mr. Devin Reynolds and Mr. Nebil Kheteb at total of $135.00
MAY 2013 THE HERO FUND HELPED WITH $500.00 FOR THE EXPENSES OF A VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME WHO SHALL REMAIN ANONYMOUS!
* The hero fund assisted with the graduation expenses for a Martial Art Student that lost his Father 1 year ago. $800.00
* The Hero Fund paid $620.00 towards costs and expenses during the trial of our son's murderer.
* the hero fund also financed a car @ 0% for Mr. Devin Reynolds so that he could continue down the road of turning his life around.$5800.00
* The Hero Fund awarded Kahlil Dotson a $200.00 Academic scholarship.
** THE HERO FUND ALSO PURCHASED A GOOD USED CAR FOR THE YOUNG LADY THAT WAS WITH OUR SON THE NIGHT HE WAS MURDERED. SHE WAS ALSO A VICTIM OF THIS SENSELESS CRIME AND HAS SUFFERED DEEPLY, YET SHE HAS CONTINUALLY HELPED OTHERS WHO ARE IN NEED. SHE RECENTLY HAS BEEN HELPING US WITH THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH MISSION @ FOREST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH BY WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN. THESE ARE AT RISK CHILDREN AND ARE DESPERATELY IN NEED OF GUIDANCE. WE NOTICED THAT HER CAR WAS PRETTY WELL WORN OUT AND WAS NOT VERY RELIABLE, SO, THE HERO FUND USED SOME OF THE REMAINING FUNDS ($5600.00) FROM YOUR GENEROUS AND KIND CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELP HER CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS.
JULY 2013 WE WORKED WITH AT RISK KIDS AT THE COMMUNITY OUT REACH MISSION AND SPENT $260.00 FOR PERFORMERS AND TEACHERS TO ASSIST WITH THE CHILDREN. WE ALSO PRESENTED 5 CHILDREN WITH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS TOTALING $80.00. Total $340.00
AUGUST 2013 ONE OF OUR STUDENTS (KAHLIL DOTSON) LOST HIS UNCLE AND WE HELPED THEM WITH A $300.00 GRANT TO HELP WITH FUNERAL EXPENSES
November 2013 Sponsored Devin Reynolds & Robert Burge for Hero Run $170.00
December 2013- Philippine disaster relief $200.00, Tommy Cooper & Josiah Cooper paid for their tuition $170.00 Total $370.00
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AWARDED 2013 $17,115.00
* Aleem Wright Scholarship $500.00 for college
* Sponsorship of Tommy & Josiah Cooper Martial Arts Training for 12 Months $2040.00***
* Jayven Wright $1140.00 12 months Martial Art Training
* May 2014 Luis Malave’ 12 months Martial Arts Training $1140.00.
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR 2014 $4820.00
FEBRUARY 2015 Sponsorship of an at Risk 12 yr. old Child, this young man was referred to us by a concerned Clayton County Police Officer, who had gone through our course as a teenager and knew it had a positive influence on his life and kept him out of trouble. 1Year of Martial Arts Classes $1140.00.
APRIL 2015 Hero FUND Troubled Youth retreat, the Hero Fund sponsored two troubled youths on a retreat in Destin, FL $1609.76.
MAY 2015 Hero Legacy Scholarships for 3 HS Graduates $2500.00.
*$100.00 Honoring Eli Taylor 10/19/1992 to 8/20/2015 (Martial Artist, Army Ranger & Friend) RIP!
* SSG Randy Samuels $500.00 hardship grant.
OCTOBER 2015 $850.00 Grant to repair a students (Robert Burge) car who did not have the money to do so and desperately needed his car for work.
* $500.00 Grant to Kishore Vasnanni
NOVEMBER 2015 $500.00 Grant to Ryan & Frances Coffey
*Grants for promotion $500.00
DECEMBER 2015 $500.00 Hardship Grant to Master Boxerman
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR 2015 $8199.76
JANUARY 2016, The new year began with the Hero Fund awarding a scholarship of one years martial arts training for a young 7 year old boy who had lost his mother to a drug overdose and as might be expected suffering he is suffering some significant emotional strains. His grandmother brought him to us for help. $1140.00
* $500.00 grant to help the Anderson Family relocate due financial hardship.
* $500.00 Hero Legacy Scholarship to Lawton McClain
* $450.00 Hero Legacy Grant to Devin Reynolds for Turning his life around and becoming a model citizen and a good father to his twin daughters. His car note that was financed trough the Hero Fund is now paid in full.
To Date The Mitt Lenix Hero Fund has provided over $45,000.00 worth of scholarships and Grants.
MUCH GOOD CONTINUES TO BE DONE IN HONOR OF OUR SON, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED US HELP OTHERS! THANK YOU!
PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS THROUGH YOUR DONATIONS TO THE HERO FUND AND AGAIN THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MASTER MITT'S LEGACY ALIVE!
Masters Bill & Candy Lenix
CONTRIBUTIONS & DONATIONS:
One of the very first to donate to the Hero Fund was the GA RenFest in Honor of his performances there. We also want to thank everyone who has donated in the past and acknowledge those that have recently donated to The Hero Fund in 2013: UMA donated $500.00, Mitt's mom donated $500.00,, Ms. Pauline Levy donated $250.00, Mr. Rob Miller Donated $75.00, Paul Bingaman donated $50.00, Adrian Wright donated $50.00 The Nogal Family donated $100.00, The Pagsisihan Family donated $100.00 and Independent MMA Donated $100.00. As of the beginning of May 2013 the Hero fund has received $3000.00 in anonymous contributions to aid in the continuation of our sons Legacy. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We wish to thank the anonymous individual who recently contributed $600.00 to help sponsor at risk kids, also we want to thank all the students (Joshua, Christian, Julian, Jeff & Brandon) for raising $140.00 for the at risk kids Academic Achievement Awards. In July the students had a car wash to raise funds for the Hero Fund and they raised $300.00. Great job to all the students and the hard work you are all putting in to help others. In July and August we received an anonymous contribution of $1000.00 each month to help us help others. Thank you to this wonderful person! We also received contributions in August from the One World One Way foundation of $110.00, From the Nogal Family $50.00, Forest Park First Baptist Church $50.00, The Powell Family $20.00, and Ms. Brenda of Re-Max Advantage of Stockbridge $50.00.Thank you all for caring and sharing! December 2013 contributions: The Miller Family $150.00, Captian Quinton Buquoi and Family $100.00The Powell Family $100.00, The Assing Family $100.00, The Wright Family $130.00, Terry Wassink $100.00, The Nogal Family $50.00, The Cantilang Family $50.00 *** 2014 Donation of $1100.00 from Mitt’s Mom November 2014 Terry Wassink $2000.00.Katherine Rosenblum $100.00, Kishore Vasnanni $250.00,Dec 2014, Nogal Family $50.00. DeJesus Family $50.00, Wright Family $200.00, Rodriquez Family $100.00, Powell Family $100.00, CK Hoffler $250.00, Pamela Holland $50.00, Myron Lo $50.00, Todd Key $100.00, Rose Shields $25.00 Terry Wassink $200.00, John Buquoi $100.00. May 2015 Terry Wassink $500.00, June 2015 Allen Family $500.00, Terry Wassink $500.00 July 2015 Allen Family $260.00 September 2015 Allen family $150.00 Terry Wassink $500.00 . October 2015 Powell Family $50.00, Terry Wassink $500.00 December 2015 Terry Wassink $500.00. Allen Family $300.00,Powell Family $50.00 and Barbara Bird $25.00 February 2016 Terry Wassink $500.00
A special thank you to Terry Wassink who has donated over $5000.00 to date to help keep our son's legacy alive! God Bless you Master Terry Wassink and all those who give from their heart!
PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS AND TO KEEP OUR SON'S LEGACY ALIVE! THANK YOU!
You may donate below with credit/debit cards by using the donate button at the top or bottom of the page or by check,
Please make checks payable to:
The Mitt Lenix Hero Fund
Please address contribution to:
Universal Martial Arts
1445 Rock Quarry Road
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
If you have any questions, please contact William Lenix at :